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Prototype - Hand Stitched Journal #04

A brightly colored journal with floral panel on the front cover which is soft padded. Hand made paper beads match the flowers on the print which has a navy blue background.

Hand Stitched Journal with Coptic Binding
224 Pages - Cover Size: (15.5 x 22 cm) (6 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches approx.)
Fabric panel on front cover is soft padded.
String and bead decoration
Each group of pages in the coptic binding is enclosed with a green page so the coptic spine shows all green.
Copyright Jean Hall 2009

Bark dropping by the basket full!

Michael sorted things out for me so now I can get photos from my camera to the computer. Today I will crop the photos and load them up so you can see what I have been up to.

Every year the huge gum tree in my front yard sheds its bark. Some of the bark is really beautiful, so I gathered a basket full of it and first thing this morning I was breaking it into pieces, sanding the edges (it is quite thick bark) shaping the pieces, and varnishing some of them. I will have quite a collection when I am finished. More than enough to last me till next year's drop. Of course I am going to use it on the covers of some of my books. (I have not gone completely mad!) I reckon it would look nice mixed with sea shells and jute string. So those are my plans for today. Breaking up bark and loading up pictures.

The next thing I have to do is work out how to calculate postage so the shopping cart will know what to do.